Many people contact me in regards to assisting them with their dogs issues....one of the most difficult issues to rehabilitate is fear. Typically for teaching a dog to socialize, especially small dogs and puppies I will use one of my dogs... normally Mia. However this became a very special case for me and one of my other pack members. Often I must gain the trust of a fearful dog at the shelter; typically the most fearful come from "puppymills". More often than not, many of the dogs rescued from "puppymills" are anti-social; since they have never been a companion to a human we must teach them how to be a dog, and how to let us be a friend. Below is a brief story about one of the most fearful dogs I personally have encountered. The out come would be one of sheer amazement and joy...and I am happy to be able to share this with all of you.
Although this story is from my perspective, I must acknowledge and thank Kyle Horn for being such a wonderful help in the process of rehabilitation of Spooky and so many more dogs at the shelter....
Kyle, you are truly a wonderful addition to any animals life...thank you for all you are doing everyday!
THE STORY OF CAROB:
Carob was brought to a local shelter with his litter mate but was very fearful of people. I used the other dogs in the room to assist me in gaining his trust. This video is the first time he actually allowed me to touch him, prior to this he was transfered from crate to crate with no positive human contact. He is now doing better with the volunteeres that work with him.